Max of 8 students
|English – 5/31||Mon.||6:30-7:30pm|
|Math – 6/2||Wed.||6:30-7:30pm|
Client Specialist | SAT/ACT Prep, Middle and High School English Tutor
Mrs. Cannavo graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Psychology. She spent eight years managing a longitudinal research project on Adolescent Development which helped her develop a deep understanding of the science of the teenage brain, as well as how to harness and encourage their motivation. Mrs. Cannavo realized that as much as she liked studying teenagers, she would find more satisfaction in having direct relationships with them through teaching. She completed a Career Switcher Program at Shenandoah University through the Department of Education, and currently teaches English at Riverbend High School. She finds deep satisfaction in helping her students become better writers and find their own voice, as well as helping them find books they enjoy and aiding them in increasing their literary analysis skills. Mrs. Cannavo strives to facilitate students’ growth by helping them realize and harness their potential. In her free time Mrs. Cannavo enjoys reading, having game nights with friends, and hiking with her husband.
SAT/ACT Prep, Middle and High School Math Tutor
Mr. Slane graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. He has a Masters Degree as a Mathematics Specialist through the University of Virginia. Mr. Slane has been teaching for seven years. He has taught: 8th-grade math, Algebra and Geometry, but is qualified for mathematics in grades 7-12. This year, he is enjoying his first year as a Math Specialist for Spotsylvania County Public Schools. He spent several seasons coaching both girls and boys basketball at the middle school level. Mr. Slane enjoys tutoring because it gives him the opportunity to interact with students even though he is out of the classroom and working with teachers as a math specialist. He finds it very rewarding to help students finally “get it” and start seeing success. Mr. Slane is married with one daughter and another of the way! Some of Mr. Slane’s greatest accomplishments are being a husband and father and earning his Master’s degree.